[#336 Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, BDSM, sex toys] Julian Lodge has everything a man could want. He’s rich, successful and owns the most exclusive BDSM club in Dallas. But something is missing. Finn Taylor has worked his way up in the world from humble beginnings in Willow Fork, Texas. The only thing he still loves in his hometown is Danielle Bay. He never told her he was actually bisexual, and he never confessed his love for her. Now she’s getting married, and Finn is sure he’s lost his chance with the only person he’ll ever love. Julian’s vacation to the Barnes-Fleetwood ranch brings them all together. After Dani jumps into Julian’s car while fleeing her wedding, Julian knows he has to have her. But nothing is easy in Willow Fork. A danger from Julian’s past threatens them all. Julian will have to convince both Dani and Finn that being his will be the best decision they ever made. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
ORIGINAL REVIEW: 4 stars — OK, seriously fun to get glimpses back in the Barnes household. Loved this story of Julian….didn’t think I would end up liking him. I mean…I like plots in Erotica, but I don’t expect much. I really did enjoy his transition though… Entertaining and arousing.
ON REREAD: 4 stars — I’m in the middle of rereading this series (and the Bliss series) and I figured why not throw my reviews up on the blog! I pretty much agree with my original review. Obviously it’s awesome to catch glimpses of so many characters I’ve grown to really love and enjoy…and to see glimpses of stories to come (even though I’ve already read them, seeing the teasers and knowing what is coming can be fun sometimes). While I thoroughly enjoy reading ménage (particularly M/M/F) erotica, as well as BDSM, it’s more like a reading fantasy than a real one. What I find, personally, is that these books have made me a bit fascinated with the culture. Not enough to explore it, but it’s like understanding different kinds of people. And I’m not naive enough to assume that the author got it all right, but I do enjoy the way it is portrayed. I love that all the characters have backstory and depth, and that you get to see some of what makes the big bad Dom need his control so badly.
One of the other things I love about this series, and had entirely forgotten, is the element of suspense and…action? Thriller? There’s always a bad guy, and a desperate (sometimes life or death) situation. So I not only get some fabulous steam, I get a dose of (sometimes unrealistic) action too.
But my favourite part in this book comes when Julian chastises Finn for letting his own shame bring Dani down and make her question her desires. He says ,”You are only on the outside because you’re trying to fit into your idea of the normal world. The world is what you make it, Finn. There are as many worlds as there are people. This is your world. You are the only one who can force yourself out of it.” Deep.
Now I need to try to remember how I felt about the previous books so I can write better reviews for them too. I’m all backwards.